The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale

J.J.D.M. van Lankveld, H. Sykora, Wendy Geijen

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Abstract

The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale (SSCS) aims to measure individual variability with regard to the propensity to become self-conscious in sexual situations. Self-focused attention has been found to have impeding effects on genital sexual responsiveness, presumably because it also reduces processing capacity (Meston, 2006). Experimentally induced self-focus was found to interact with the personality trait of sexual self-consciousness in their effect on genital arousal (Meston, 2006; van Lankveld & Bergh, 2008; van Lankveld, van den Hout, & Schouten, 2004). Subjective experience of sexual excitement was not affected in these studies. Sexual self-consciousness may thus constitute a vulnerability factor for the development of sexual dysfunction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Sexuality-Related Measures
EditorsRobin R. Milhausen, John K. Sakaluk, Terri D. Fisher, Clive M. Davis, William L. Yarber
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter3.7.
Pages60-62
Number of pages3
Edition4
ISBN (Electronic)9781315183169
ISBN (Print)9781138740839
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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van Lankveld, J. J. D. M., Sykora, H., & Geijen, W. (2019). The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale. In R. R. Milhausen, J. K. Sakaluk, T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, & W. L. Yarber (Eds.), Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures (4 ed., pp. 60-62). New York, NY: Routledge.
van Lankveld, J.J.D.M. ; Sykora, H. ; Geijen, Wendy. / The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale. Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. editor / Robin R. Milhausen ; John K. Sakaluk ; Terri D. Fisher ; Clive M. Davis ; William L. Yarber. 4. ed. New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. pp. 60-62
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van Lankveld, JJDM, Sykora, H & Geijen, W 2019, The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale. in RR Milhausen, JK Sakaluk, TD Fisher, CM Davis & WL Yarber (eds), Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 4 edn, Routledge, New York, NY, pp. 60-62.

The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale. / van Lankveld, J.J.D.M.; Sykora, H.; Geijen, Wendy.

Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. ed. / Robin R. Milhausen; John K. Sakaluk; Terri D. Fisher; Clive M. Davis; William L. Yarber. 4. ed. New York, NY : Routledge, 2019. p. 60-62.

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van Lankveld JJDM, Sykora H, Geijen W. The Sexual Self-Consciousness Scale. In Milhausen RR, Sakaluk JK, Fisher TD, Davis CM, Yarber WL, editors, Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 4 ed. New York, NY: Routledge. 2019. p. 60-62